PIXIES FULL OF EASTERN PROMISE!

Lullabies, dirges and ballads all feature in the new Eastern European-flavoured repertoire...

Pixies have revealed they will be playing new material on their forthcoming reunion tour.

The band play their first live shows in 12 years this spring, kicking off in Winnipeg on April 14. The jaunt includes an extensive trawl round the summer European festivals, a couple of dates supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a four-night, sold-out residency at London Brixton Academy.

A statement on the band’s new website Pixies[/a] have rehearsed and they will rehearse again in March in a secret location in Los Angeles.

“Yes, they have decided which tunes they are doing. For the most part, they’ll be doing Pixies ‘ tunes. As for new songs, there’s a Latvian lullaby, a Czech dirge and a Bulgarian ballad.”

The reunion tour calls at: Winnipeg Burton Cummings Theatre (April 14)

Regina Doris Knight Ballroom (15)

Saskatoon Prairieland (17)

Edmonton Red’s (18)

Calgary MacEwan Hall (19)

Victoria Curling Club (21)

Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (22-23)

Spokane Big Easy (24)

Boise Big Easy (25)

Eugene MacDonald Theatre (27)

Davis Freeborn Hall (29)

Coachella Festival (May 1)

Primavera Sound Festival (May 28)

Pinkpop Festival (May 29)

London Brixton Academy (June 2-5)

Paris Le Zenith (7)

Vienna Aerodrome Festival (10)

Lisbon Parque Tejo (11)

Dublin Phoenix Park (supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers) (12)

Paris Le Zenith (14)

Paris Parc Des Princes (supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers) (15)

Hultsfred Festival (18)

Hurricane Festival (26-28, date of performance tba)

Southside Festival (26-28, date of performance tba)

Roskilde Festival (July 1)

Rock Werchter Festival (2)

Les Eurockeennes Festival (3)

Quart Festival (8)

T In The Park Festival (11)

For ticket availability for T In The Park, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

The band’s former label 4AD are to release a 23-track ‘best of’ album called ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ and DVD called ‘Pixies’ to coincide with the tour.

The tracklisting for the CD is:

‘Bone Machine’

‘Nimrod’s Son’

‘The Holiday Song’

‘Caribou’

‘Broken Face’

‘Gigantic’ (single version)

‘Vamos’ (‘Surfer Rosa’ version)

‘Hey’

‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’

‘Debaser’ (‘Doolittle’ version)

‘Gouge Away’

‘Wave Of Mutilation’

‘Here Comes Your Man’

‘Tame’

‘Where Is My Mind?’

‘Into The White’

‘Velouria’

‘Allison’

‘Dig For Fire’

‘U-Mass’

‘Alec Eiffel’

‘Planet Of Sound’

‘Winterlong’

The DVD will feature eight Pixies videos, a 1988 concert taped at London’s Town And Country Club and the documentary ‘Gouge’, which features interviews with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, [a][/a] and Bono.